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Health & Hostility: Sixth House in Vedic Astrology


What is the most valuable thing in the world? Is it career? Finance? No, none of that. It is your health and well-being. It is only then your health remains in good shape, and you can enjoy life’s greatest joys. So while some might neglect the sixth house, it is among the most crucial houses in Vedic astrology. This house may not be the most auspicious one but it does mirror life’s sheer realities. Let’s uncover them and know more about the 6th house.

What is the 6th house in Vedic astrology?

Life is incomplete without its shortcomings, challenges, and difficulties that prevail. And no matter how much we try to simplify things, life will always conquer. It is our attitude that changes things for better or worse. The sixth house deals with this. Its condition in your kundli determines this situation in life.

What does the 6th house signify?

The sixth house is also known as the Shatru Bhav in Vedic astrology. That said, it also holds the position of Rog Sthan in Vedic astrology. Shatru stands for enemies and Rog means diseases. The sixth house signifies both these crucial aspects. Other than that, it represents your routine, duties, habits, and how you as an individual perceive challenges in life.

These were the major representations of the sixth house, there are some other factors that it signifies; such as-

  • Physical strength
  • Subordinates
  • Debts
  • Service
  • Servants
  • Faithfulness
  • Obstacle

And it is the condition of the sixth house that drives a native to overcome the uncertainties of life. It is the 6th house that can make you run the extra mile to win over your enemies or step back and escape. Again, its condition tells the illnesses, allergies, and ailments you are susceptible to. It can which body parts are more prone to injuries or diseases.

Planets in the 6th house as per Vedic Astrology

significance of 6th house depend on what planets are placed and transited. But more importantly, it depends on the influence of your ascendant sign.

To understand this concept, take a general example of a plot/ house with a tenant (signs). The tenants might change from time to time (person to person). But the foundation of the house remains the same. Here the foundation is the factor that the house represents. So, when a tenant “takes over” they will naturally make significant changes in the house and the attributes it represents. Some tenants will be comfortable throughout, but few might have issues. So, when you ask “What do my houses mean in astrology?” this is the simplest explanation to it. For instance, the first house is the house of self. If Gemini as an ascendant sign takes over the first house, Mercury becomes the Lagna lord and has a clear influence on the native.

Similarly, for the sixth house-

  • If you are an Aries ascendant, Virgo signs rule the 6th house (the natural governing sign). And Mercury becomes the governing planet (the natural governing planet).
  • If you are a Taurus ascendant, the Libra sign takes over the 6th house with Venus as the lord.
  • If you are a Gemini ascendant, the 6th house belongs to the Scorpio sign and Mars becomes the lord of the 6th house

And so forth. So, while the signs change, the significance of the house remains the same and its effect will alter depending on your ascendant sign and the planet that gets placed in it.

  • Sun in the 6th house

Sun in the sixth house will keep you interested in routine jobs that require the same, day in and out chores. This makes you careful when taking risks, this will enable you to have a calculative approach to life. They are innately cautious and this makes them aware of their health as well.

  • Moon in the 6th house

Nurturing and caring Moon in the 6th house, your attitude is likely to be the same. And this may sound like you are serving society but if you overdo it, you will eventually become a people pleaser. This will steal mental peace away from you.

  • Jupiter in the 6th house

There is a sense of contentment in your attitude when Jupiter gets placed in the 6th house. You will be disciplined and organized, keeping hurdles and health ailments at bay.

  • Mars in the 6th house

This is not a comfortable position for Mars. There is a good chance that you will do a lot of hard work. Said that these efforts might overwhelm you by exhausting you. You will expect a lot from your subordinates but will not appreciate orders from your seniors.

  • Mercury in the 6th House

You will most likely have a like-minded friend circle. Mercury in the 6th house will make you hard working. Said that this habit comes from the desire to always be perfect.

  • Venus in the 6th house

You will like luxury and with Venus in the 6th house, you will show to the world this adoration for exotic and exclusive things. That said, you will not keep everything to yourself and share it with your loved ones.

  • Saturn in the 6th house

Saturn is surprisingly comfortable in the 6th house. You like your professional atmosphere and you are respected by your peers as well. This also comes naturally, as you take your responsibilities seriously.

The sixth house is a significant one and there are many speculations that label it as an inauspicious and negative house. On the contrary, I believe, each house has a value attached to it and this house is here to teach us lessons and issues related to debts, hurdles, ailments, and enemies. This makes the 6th house, a significant one indeed. Consult me for a personalized kundli reading session to take a Karmic insight into your life.

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